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SoLow Fest in Sketch: LITTLE THINGS, FRANCESCA, DUMMY

The SoLow Fest performances of different mediums and art forms on June 23rd showed dance, theater, and comedy.

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Theater in Sketch: DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER (Lantern)

Lantern Theater presented Don’t Dress For Dinner to close the 2017-18 season.

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Theater in Sketch: MARIA MARTEN, or The Murder in the Red Barn (PAC)

Maria Marten or The Murder in the Red Barn by the Philadelphia Artist Collective found the silly in the serious

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SoLow in Sketch: PEOPLE ARE STRANGE AND OTHER REVELATIONS (Automatic Arts)

Automatic Arts put together an art show with real action as part of SoLow Fest.

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PIFA 2018 in Sketch: DOGGIE HAMLET

Doggie Hamlet brought out friends, children, and couples to sit around on some hay stacks as sheep and four performers entered the penned in area.

Bob Weick as Marx
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Dance in Sketch: STRANGE DREAMS (Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Co)

STRANGE DREAMS celebrates the spirit of love, war, and death and desensitizes the rest to just stuff in the world.

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“When I step on the stage as Marx, I directly challenge the system”: Interview with Bob Weick, Part 1

Bob Weick has taken Howard Zinn’s MARX IN SOLO all over the U.S. He’s now taking it to England

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar June 2018

What’s onstage around Philly this June?

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A Champion of Magic: Alex McAleer on reading minds and performing magic

McAleer will be appearing with four other world class magicians in Champions of Magic at the Merriam Theater June 20-24

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CAMELOT (Act II Playhouse): 60-second review

CAMELOT is the example of a group of talent working together to create an amazing experience for the audience.

Photo by Ashley Smith, Wide Eyed Studios

FUN HOME (Arden Theatre): LOL misery

The Bechdel family has a funeral home (dubbed Fun Home by the kids) and also a not-fun family home.

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Theater in Sketch: Gilbert and Sullivan’s IOLANTHE, OR THE PEER AND THE PERI (Savoy Company)

Chuck Schultz reviews Savoy’s annual Gilbert and Sullivan show in words and sketch.

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Theater in Sketch: M. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran (Alliance Française): )

Playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt adapted his novella, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, into a theatrical performance

The members of Orbiter 3: Emily Acker, L M Feldman, Sam Henderson, James Ijames, and Mary Tuomanen

All Things Must Pass: Orbiter 3 members consider their finale

In the end, the plays you produce are greater than the plays you don’t

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Abracadabra: Jonathan Weir appears in ALADDIN

Jonathan Weir is set to return to Philadelphia as the villainous Jafar in Disney’s ALADDIN.

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Performance in Sketch: SÉANCERS (Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / FringeArts)

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko makes us feel comfortable before getting all Prince Purple Rain on us. It’s great.

Photo by Gerald Cyrus.

I HATE HAMLET: (Allens Lane): Theater on theater

Allens Lane Theater company, directed by Mariangela Saavedra offers an evening of community fun with I HATE HAMLET, a lighthearted comedy about theater’s favorite topic: theater. The piece was written…

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HOPE AND GRAVITY (1812 Productions): “Even the lightest things come crashing back down to earth.”

There are many good comedies out there, but not many where the weight of tragedy crests and wanes beneath the laughter.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar May 2018

Theater in Philadelphia in May 2018